Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the Afenifere leader, has called on the country’s political leaders to ensure that power shift to the South-east in 2023.
He said it is only fair for the Igbo produce the next president since other geopolitical zones have had their turn.
He spoke on the Channels Television’s programme, “Politics Today”.
He said the idea of power rotation and federal character was muted to give each geopolitical zone equally opportunity, adding that denying the Igbo the presidency negates such principle.
He said, “How can you say rotation in the North and South, and when it comes to the South, it would be South-West and South-South every time? Is the South-East not part of the South? What is the moral we are talking about?
“Is it not to accommodate the North that we put the federal character in the constitution, to accommodate less developed areas?
“It doesn’t help the unity of this country if anybody is talking about merit now. It is because of the heterogeneity of the country to keep us together that the question of this rotation comes in, to accommodate ourselves as much as possible. Why do you want to overlook that now? Coming to the South for the 2023 presidential candidate is the equity, moral, and principle, except we are deceiving ourselves.”